• Operational safety consists a set of measures designed to protect against human error, usually unintentional acts carried out in ignorance or due to neglect of work responsibilities, missing or poorly established operating procedures, equipment failure, or force majeure. Safety includes rules of safety, goals, responsibilities, risk management, change management, provisions related to and advertising in the following areas:

    • Airport infrastructure – keeping the Runways, Taxiways, APRONs and the airport as a whole in conformance with technical regulations
    • Procedures for aircraft ground operation, reducing the risk of collisions with aircraft, vehicles, buildings and other obstacles under all conceivable conditions, including operation in low visibility or in heavy snowfall
    • Managing the risk of aircraft collisions with birds and animals
    • A clean environment without foreign objects or disorder which could lead to aircraft damage or endanger passengers or employees
    • Proper training and qualifications for operating personnel
    • Safe working procedures, operational codes and directives
    • and, last but not least, creating a safety culture.

    Creating a safety culture means creating conditions in which employees realize how important operational safety is, respect safety rules and, if they encounter something they consider in breach of safety rules, report this to the Safety Department. They report the issue not to punish someone but to have the risk in question assessed by experts and, potentially, removed or reduced to an acceptable level. One of the key principles of a safety culture is that no-one be punished based upon such a report. The Safety Department is only interested in the nature of the report and strives to provide for safety.

    News ::: Safety Briefs

    Safety Briefs are Letiště Praha’s newsletters drawing attention to current safety topics.

  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 52 - Campaign PREVENTION OF RWY INCURSION 3/3 (CZ only) (521,9 kB)
    How to enter a RWY from another RWY...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 51 - Campaign PREVENTION OF RWY INCURSION 2/3 (CZ only) (439 kB)
    How to enter a RWY from a TWY...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 50 - Campaign PREVENTION OF RWY INCURSION 1/3 (CZ only) (524,3 kB)
    The basics of RWY Safety for airport vehicle drivers and pilots...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 49 - Alternative stand for Ground Service Equipment (CZ only) (604,4 kB)
    A trial operation of the alternative stand for Ground Service Equipment takes place at aircraft stand 3 ... (CZ only)
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 48 - Instructed to HOLD SHORT OF 12-30 - Be so kind and STOP AND HOLD.pdf (525,1 kB)
    Six Safety ocurences of crossing RWY 12/30 without authorization recorded in 2016/2017. Crew instructed to taxi and hold short of RWY 12/30. Readback from the cockpit was correct. Aircraft crossed the RWY without authorization...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 47 - EASA ADR-DSN.E.360 Slopes on APN SOUTH (615 kB)
    Apron SOUTH has an unusual attribute. Longitudinal slopes are considerably larger than permitted. Keep in mind the need of protection of aircraft and GSE against accidental movement...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 46 - Non-compliance with ATC instruction HOLD SHORT OF RWY (521,3 kB)
    ICAO Annex 2, An aircraft taxiing on the manoeuvring area SHALL STOP AND HOLD at all runway-holding positions unless otherwise authorized by the aerodrome control tower...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 45 - What was the Airport Safety Week 2016 (523,9 kB)
    Here we bring you all highlights from the APRON inspection held within the Airport Safety Week 2016. See you in 2017!
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 44 - Oil spillage (472,5 kB)
    Even small oil spills, if not disposed immediately, can expand on the tires and shoes over the ramp. Disposal of lately reported spills is complicated and obviously more expensive...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 43 - Airside works (506,3 kB)
    Extra vigilance is necessary when driving on an airport during construction. Normal driving routes may be altered, runways and taxiways are closed, runway thresholds may be displaced or relocated and hot spots may be identified. Therefore, remember to review your expected driving route against areas of construction, especially if you are operating a rescue vehicle. ..
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 42 - Human factor (548,1 kB)
    Taxiing aircraft and vehicles shall stop and hold at all RWY holding points, unless otherwise authorized by the TWR (Annex 2 ICAO)...
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 41 - Reporting suspicious persons, vehicles, situations (352,8 kB)
    WATCH the things around you... IDENTIFY non-standard events... REPORT all suspicious persons / vehicles / situations to the TWR
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 40 - Reconstruction TWY G-L (528,6 kB)
    The crossing G-L is very important to the airport, therefore its reconstruction requires operational measures and is challenging. Please pay extra attention to the traffic situation.
  • pdf SAFETY BRIEFS no. 39 - New Safety marking on Stand 14A (500,6 kB)
    This marking is used particularly in cases where we need to maintain the flow and safety of traffic and therefore is necessary to keep an area free. At stand no. 14 is there is highly important to ensure free and safe way to the fuel truck from the aircraft (CZ only)

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